moderated Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup


just curious... what significance is there to authorizing only after
installing the latest version, is there a benefit?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, Apr 9, 2018 2:06 PM EST
Subject: Jaws 2018 settings backup

Hi Tom,

Here's a tip on installing Jaws on a new computer, especially since it's
suggested to have more than one version of Jaws installed. If you're going
to install multiple versions of Jaws, start by installing the earlier
versions first. i.e, install Jaws 17, then install Jaws 18, & then install
Jaws 2018, but do not authorize until you install the latest version, Jaws
2018. By waiting to authorize until the latest version, authorizing this
version will authorize the earlier versions at the same time.
Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2018 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup

If you install Jaws on a new system you do have to activate it, you can do
this by inserting your authorization disk or by manually typing in your
authorization key (I have mine saved where I can quickly find it, then I
simply copy and paste into the appropriate field). As many computers don't
have DVD drives any more entering it manually might be your only option, I
think it's a 20-digit code.

Once Jaws is installed and authorized you can definitely restore your
Settings from a backup.



From: <> On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 4:26 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup

Hi Bill,

It appears that I did not explain myself clearly. Yes, I migrated to Jaws
some months ago and went through the Jaws registration etc without problems.

My main concern was that if I went through with buying a new system and
loaded the latest Jaws on to it, would I need to go through the registration
etc hoops all over again.

But, after studying your previous message regarding exporting the Jaws
settings, it occurred to me that all this info may be in the exported
settings and their installation may take care of this problem.



From: [] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, 9 April 2018 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup

You probably want to call VFO-Group, better known as Freedom Scientific. You
can call them at

800-444-4443. They used to have a deal for WE users who migrated to JAWS,
but I don't know if that promo is still in effect. You'd need to talk to the
sales department or the customer service department about registering JAWS
after your migration from WindowEyes. I'd call them, though, because you
never know what they might do for you until you call them.

Bill White


From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup

Thanks very much for the info on backing up Bill.

Being a fairly recent convert to Jaws from WE, I am not sure about the
registering etc of a newly installed Jaws. Is this going to cause me some
grief and if so, how do I go about it?



From: [] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, 9 April 2018 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 settings backup

Hi, Tom.

1. Press INSERT plus J for the JAWS menu.

2. Press U for the Utilities Menu.

3. Press I for the Import/Export sub menu

4. Press E for Export Settings.

5. Select Type Export all settings

6. Press ENTER on the Next > Button

7. Select a location and name for your backup file.

8. If you don't select a different location the backup file will probably go


9. Press the Finish Button

10. You will be taken to an Export Results dialog

11. Press ENTER on the OK Button

12. to import settings, repeat steps 1 and 2, but select the import menu.

13. select the location from which to import the JAWS2018SettingsBackup.sbak

14. Complete any other prompts to get to the OK button.

That's it.

Bill White


From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Jaws 2018 settings backup


Using latest Jaws 2018 and W10 Home 64 bit.

I am thinking seriously of replacing my 7 year old desktop with a new system
and was wondering how the Jaws 2018 settings could be backed up for later
installation. What do I need to do to achieve this?

Also, what do I need to do to setup Jaws on the new system as far as
registration etc goes?

Is there anything else needed to be done on the Jaws front to have a smooth
change from one computer to another? A copy of the latest Jaws has been
already saved to an external drive.



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